Research Assistant I or II – Department of Biology

Applications are to be received by:  4:30 p.m. on April 15, 2020

Classification: Research Assistant I or II
Employee group: PSAC
Job title: Research Assistant
Department: Biology
Salary: $11.92 or $12.98 per hour
Hours of work: 30-40 hours per week
Start date: April 20, 2020 or as negotiated
Length of appointment: until August 28, 2020
Number of positions available: 5
Date issued: March 26, 2020


We are seeking five Research Assistants for projects related to tick biology, mosquito surveillance, and integrated pest management. The successful applicants will conduct field work throughout Manitoba, process insect samples, and carry out molecular laboratory techniques.


Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and possess a keen interest in insect biology. Students currently enrolled in a university or college biology or agriculture program are preferred. For Research Assistant II, the successful applicants are expected to have advanced training and experience in molecular techniques (e.g., PCR, real-time PCR) and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

To Apply:

Contact Dr. Bryan Cassone ( for application details.


Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

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